Sin and Sinfulness.
Moral Theology; A Reader.
Veritas Publications, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 152-172.
ISBN 1 85390 962 9
The idea that men and women are morally responsible outside
of particular social practices and conventions of praise and
blame requires at the very least a conception of someone to
whom or something to which they are responsible. To the
Judaeo-Christian mind the immediate tribunal before which the
self is summoned has always been 'conscience upon which is
engraved the law of God'. Norms of responsibility are not
therefore to be to simply considered a matter of individual
choice, or preference, or even social convention. Ultimately the
individual is responsible for herself or himself and the demand
for an authentic coherent ethical stance is thus fundamental to
the moral life.
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